Bristol and South Gloucestershire School Health Nursing
The Bristol and South Gloucestershire School Nursing Service 5-19 years is available to all children and young people living, or at school/college within the Bristol and South Gloucestershire local authority area, as a first point of contact for advice and signposting.
Only schools which are local authority schools or academies or children educated at home will be entitled to further support and guidance following initial contact for advice and signposting.
Young people at further education colleges or independent schools will be able to access signposting and advice.
Who the School Nursing Team works with:
The School Health Nurse works in partnership with a variety of professionals which includes:
- Community Doctors
- Speech and Language Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
- Off The Record
- CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services)
- Children's Learning Disability Team
- Family Nurse Partnership
- Early Help/Social care
- as well as children and young people services within the Bristol and South Gloucestershire Council and voluntary/community organisations.
Days/hours of service
The core service operates standard hours of 9.00am - 5.00pm Monday to Friday, but with flexibility to meet the needs of families. The service is provided all year round.
Kingswood Hub: Telephone 01454 862441
Patchway Locality Hub: Telephone 01454 862442
Yate Locality Hub: Telephone 01454 338804
North Bristol School Nurse Team: Telephone 0300 124 5816
South Bristol School Nurse Team: Telephone 0300 125 6277
East & Central School Nurse Team: Telephone 0117 939 3760
Requests for support
Requests for support from schools, parents/carers, young people, GPs and partner agencies will be processed weekly and an initial contact made by telephone to offer advice, signposting and written information. If more complex or the concern is not resolved, a more detailed face to face assessment and intervention will be offered, following any onward referrals for more specialist advice.